At the very least 27 individuals have been killed whereas a number of others are feared trapped after a large hearth broke out in a four-storey industrial constructing close to Mundka metro station in West Delhi. Greater than 40 individuals sustained burns and have been hospitalised. Round 60-70 individuals have been rescued from the constructing, the police mentioned.

In keeping with hearth division officers, details about the blaze was obtained round 4.45 pm following which greater than 30 hearth tenders have been pressed into service. The hearth broke out within the constructing close to pillar quantity 544 of the Delhi metro.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed grief on the deaths and mentioned Rs 2 lakh every from the Prime Minister’s Nationwide Reduction Fund shall be given to the following of kin of those that misplaced their lives, and Rs 50,000 to the injured.

“Extraordinarily saddened by the lack of lives on account of a tragic hearth in Delhi. My ideas are with the bereaved households. I want the injured a speedy restoration,” Modi mentioned in a tweet.

President Ram Nath Kovind, House Minister Amit Shah, Congress chief Rahul Gandhi and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal additionally expressed grief on the lack of lives. Kejriwal mentioned that he was in fixed contact with the officers concerned within the rescue operations.

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